Chocolate Peanut Butter Birthday Pie

Option 2Somebody had a birthday last week!

Yep. I’m a whole year older – and I’m sure much wiser. Ha!

For years we’ve celebrated my birthday with a decadent chocolate cheese cake pie that I painstakingly copied from a Debbie Fields cooking show on PBS.

But this year it was time for a change. After all – at my age – it could be dangerous to get in a rut! πŸ˜‰

So Dagmar and I started brainstorming. We started with an Oreo cookie crust and topped it with a super rich chocolate filling. Then inΒ  a burst of genius, she covered the entire thing with a delicious peanut butter whipped cream. (And I do mean delicious! Trust me – that stuff is crazy good!)

<happy sigh>

It was delectable! Perfection on a plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

1-1/2 cups finely crushed Oreo cookies
3 Tablespoons melted butter
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tub whipped topping
1/2 cup peanut butter

In a mixing bowl, combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and the butter. Press into a 9 inch pie pan and refrigerate while you make the filling.

Place dark chocolate chips and half & half in a double broiler and melt. When melted and smooth, stir in the vanilla.

Carefully pour over the Oreo cookie crust and refrigerate until set.

Before serving, combine the peanut butter and softened whipped topping. Spread it over the cooled filling and top with shaved chocolate.

Hide any left-overs in the back of the refrigerator and just hope that you can get to them before your children!

Enjoy!

I’ve linked this post with Tasty Tuesday on Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace.

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12 Responses

  1. Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my!! That looks incredible!

    Happy birthday a little late!

  2. Happy belated birthday! I hope this year is filled with love and joy for you! Your birthday treat looks and sounds delicious. Think I may try to make it for hubby’s birthday next week.

  3. My husband loves all things peanut butter. He would love the idea of peanut butter whipped cream. Thanks for the inspiration. We will have to put this to use for our next special occasion.

  4. Happy Happy Birthday! You look great and you are great!!

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebrating!!

    ~Cinnamon

  5. Happy Birthday! The pie looks so yummy.

  6. My husband would LOVE this! I think I’ll save it for an at home date night. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow is all I can say! Peanut butter pie is my favorite, and adding all of the chocolate just takes it over the top! Oh, and Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

  8. That looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  9. Will have to make the peanut butter whipped cream and keep it as my special chocolate cake/pie topping. I will not even have to hide it from Dad(-:, just be sure it does not touch his serving!!!

  10. This looks amazing!! I think I need to have a birthday soon so I can try it out! πŸ˜‰

  11. Oh wow~that looks so yummy!! My mouth was watering just looking at it! I’ll be writing that recipe down.

    Happy, happy birthday!!

    Love
    Janie

  12. Yum! πŸ™‚